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Have you been arrested for a DUI in San Diego?

An arrest for an impaired driving or related change can have an immediate and lasting impact on your life. Beyond the potential for jail time and license suspensions, there are many potential negatives that can follow you for years, or even a lifetime. I understand the pressure and fear that comes with facing a DUI charge. Whether it's your first time or not, it's never easy to sit in the "defendant's" chair. I pride myself in being right there with you, through the ordeal.

My name is Peter Mesich, and I am a DUI defense attorney practicing in the San Diego area.

I put my experience as a former DUI prosecutor to work for you.

I was a San Diego Prosecutor that never lost a DUI jury trial.  Mr. Mesich worked with City of San Diego investigators, San Diego County Sheriff's Crime Laboratory alcohol forensic experts, PAS calibration specialists, San Diego forensic specialists and law enforcement officers.

I now provide elite, litigation experience and get dramatic results for my clients.  I know how prosecutors think, and how to beat them.  Other defense attorneys can pretend to know, but I was immersed in the specific and general deterrence mindset.  I learned from their best, including seminars and mock trials.  I never lost a DUI trial for the People.  Now, I offer the same litigation experience to San Diegans arrested for a DUI.

DUI criminal offenses are very serious misdemeanors.  I've handled cases that have protected driver's licenses, professional licenses, and even kept parents with their children.  Every case is handled with personalized care- we are not a volume law practice. I know that every San Diego DUI case is potentially winnable.

Personalized Representation

I offer thorough, personalized defense that concentrates on you, and the circumstances of your arrest.  Every piece of evidence the state will use against you will be analyzed into a specific strategy with you being the most important component.  Our specific approach has resulted in dismissals of San Diego DUI cases.

I want to win, and I want to win your case. We never quit, and regularly outwork the prosecution to earn positive results for our clients. We take the trust that you put in us very seriously. I know their mindset, because I attended prosecutorial seminars and lectures with the San Diego District Attorney's Office and San Diego City Attorney's Office. Knowing how they think is how we win. Not many defense attorneys can say the same. Prosecutors want to put you behind bars- an approach representative of specific and/or generalized deterrence meant to deter you or others. I care for, and zealously defend, only my clients.

Thorough, Aggressive Legal Defense

We receive dramatic results by never giving up. Our defense of your California DUI case begins at the DMV APS hearing. By including the DMV APS hearing (driver's license defense) as part of our standard representation contract, we know the landscape of your case before your arraignment (in most cases). We begin early, and do not give up. We outwork, and out-think the prosecution. That is why lawyers, nurses, executives, and hardworking blue collar business owners have trusted me with their reputation. 

An education background well-suited for defending San Diego DUI charges.

I aggressively sought the best education for my chosen field.  Aside from a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, I have two Master's Degrees, a certificate from the prestigious NCDD Harvard DUI Defense program, trained and qualified as a Field Sobriety Test Instructor, attended training at the San Diego Police Department Academy and San Diego Police Department Criminal Laboratory, and even interned at The White House.  No other San Diego criminal defense DUI attorney can offer clients the same level of dedication and training. 

Peter A. Mesich, Esq.

We serve the following localities:

San Diego County, La Presa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, San Diego, San Marcos, Coronado, Del Mar, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, Jamul, La Jolla, La Mesa, El Cajon, Encinitas, San Ysidro, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Valley Center, Vista, Winter Gardens, Alpine, Bonita, Carlsbad, and Chula Vista.